Oregon Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls: Bringing a Trauma-Informed and Gender-Responsive Lens to Juvenile Justice
National Crittenton spoke to Pam Patton at Oregon Coalition for Equal Access for Girls about their handbooks as a model of innovation and lessons for the field from this process.
ABA Policy on Trauma Informed Advocacy for Children and Youth
The American Bar Association urges the development of trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches and practices on behalf of justice system-involved children and youth who have been exposed to violence, including victims of child abuse and neglect or other crimes and those subject to delinquency or status offense proceedings.
Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults
The original ACES study, finding a strong graded relationship between the breadth of exposure to abuse or household dysfunction during childhood and multiple risk factors for several of the leading causes of death in adults.
What Can Juvenile and Family Courts Do to Respond to Trauma?
This infographic depicts an understanding of how trauma impacts individuals and how judges can address trauma. It includes the types of adverse childhood experiences an individual can face and identifies some of the health and behavioral issues that can result if these adversities are unaddressed.
Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls
The traumatic and unhealthy social environments in which many girls live result in behaviors that are criminalized or are mishandled by other systems, resulting in girls’ entry into the juvenile justice system. Once girls are there, misguided processes pull them deeper into a system that is not built to help, heal, or respond to girls’ developmental needs, and often actually worsens girls’ [...]